Well it definitely isn’t straight, but it is standing!
Homegrown leek and potato soup
Homegrown leeks, onions and potatoes = leek and potato soup!
With a marrow? I’ve never eaten it before and I managed to detach a huge marrow from a friend’s plant accidentally yesterday, so now I need to eat it before it goes bad…
Two Brilliant Marrow recipes:
I have had quite the infestation of black fly, I’ve been told to remove the tops but to be honest the infestation is so bad I’m not sure how that would help. besides this year I seem to have a huge population of ladybirds so I’m hoping that they will keep numbers down.
potatoes at last!
None of my potato plants have actually flowered yet, but I planted WAY more than was necessary so I have been digging up a few plants to sustain me. potatoes are so easy to grow and so satisfying.
My first and sadly last Kohlrabi. this was the only one that survived the savage pigeon attack.
This is my first post in a few weeks, mostly because I’ve been hugely busy, but also because I’ve been a bit embarrassed about the state of my allotment. The year started off so well with bags of enthusiasm but this miserable weather has really dampened my spirits. Although my beautiful veg has taken a battering, the weather seems to have done little to impede the progress of the weeds, which have, slowly but surely, taken over every available inch of soil (much to my embarrassment).
SO I’ve attached a recent picture and vow to get on top of things this weekend, come rain or shine.
Eat good food.
via The Bountiful Year: A Visual Guide To Seasonal Produce
This is my favourite meal, pan fried salmon with goats cheese (from Moseley Farmer’s Market), with roasted sweet potato, peppers and tomato with a beetroot salad.
My goal this year is to be able to supply all of the veg in this dish (substituting sweet potato with butternut squash)